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Fairfax Scrap Metal Services

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Tim's Assembly Service
4.8
from 195 reviews
  • 4 years in business
  • 309 hires on Thumbtack
  • Top Pro on Thumbtack
Mahlet T.
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Bathroom door made of metal was jamming and would not close. Tim discussed various options with us and went with the one we felt more comfortable with. He was very professional, patient, friendly and did an excellent job. He even helped us out with another door problem, which we brought up after he got to our place.

Swift Multi Services
4.7
from 181 reviews
  • 280 hires on Thumbtack
Mariana L.
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Had an old steel big filing cabinet. Swift came and took it away quickly and were very professional. Would highly recommend them and use their service again.

DMV HAULING SERVICE, LLC
4.9
from 159 reviews
  • 8 years in business
  • 189 hires on Thumbtack
Lizbeth M.
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Timely, efficient, prompt, and clean. Our office undergoing renovations and Leon helped us remove pieces of metals and old stuff. We highly recommend Leon and will be hiring him soon again.

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  • 2 years in business
  • 101 hires on Thumbtack
  • Top Pro on Thumbtack
Linda B.
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We had a large metal cabinet and other heavy metal trash to haul. Mr. Quezada was prompt and professional with communication and service, was on time, efficient, and appropriately priced. I would highly recommend him.

One Call Home Services, LLC
4.7
from 55 reviews
  • 6 years in business
  • 73 hires on Thumbtack
Kathy M.
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There were some significant issues (a steep metal roof) that prevented Jeff from completing the whole house. He went over and above to find a solution and we agreed on a plan to solve this problem in the future. I appreciated all his efforts to keep this customer happy.

Senior Errand Solutions
4.6
from 47 reviews
  • 3 years in business
  • 73 hires on Thumbtack
Britney P.
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Anthony did an excellent job and was very courteous and professional. He installed a cat door on an existing metal door for me and did a wonderful job!! Thanks so much. Sara G.

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  • 13 years in business
  • 36 hires on Thumbtack
  • Top Pro on Thumbtack
John B.
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Nery painted two garage doors, a column which had blistered paint due to weather, an inside bedroom ceiling with water damage, recaulked and painted a window, and caulked and painted a new door and molding. He always called to see what times would be appropriate to my schedule, called my while on the way, and showed up on time. The painting was superb. Frequently painters simply scratch/sand away old paint and repaint, leaving a small impression where flaking paint had been scrapped away. Nery scraped/sanded away any peeling paint, spackled any areas where old paint was scrapped off, and then painted. The garage doors and the column (which would have had large areas where it would have been noticeable if it weren’t spackled before painting) now look brand new, as do the indoor areas he worked on. I would recommend Nery for any indoor or outdoor painting needs.

TnT
5.0
from 28 reviews
  • 7 years in business
  • 33 hires on Thumbtack
Emmy E.
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Tyrone came out on short notice to help with a metal project for our window. He did a good job. Was professional, nice, good workmanship and priced right. We would hire him again. You should too!

  • 3 years in business
  • 44 hires on Thumbtack
Robert Z.
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James removed a very large metal basketball goal hoop in our backyard that I could never have done myself. He also removed snowboard equipment--railing and large items--that my teen boy set up. It was a big job, and he had the most reasonable bid. A real gentleman, he showed up early with his cute young puppy dog. He's a pleasure to work with and we will use him again.

Valley Lawn Care
5.0
from 18 reviews
  • 13 years in business
  • 26 hires on Thumbtack
Julie S.
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had furniture and a metal filing cabinet removed from my basement after another flood.

  • 9 years in business
  • 11 hires on Thumbtack
Danielle R.
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We hired Mr. Valcourt to haul away some scrap metal as well as to power wash our house. Me. Valcourt was very responsive and professional however he was also very friendly and personable. He did a good job power washing our house spending as much time as needed on the trouble areas . We would hire him again .

AD painting and Handyman
5.0
from 5 reviews
  • 20 years in business
  • 4 hires on Thumbtack
Kristen P.
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Did an excellent job at a great price! Would definitely hire again. Used for pressure washing concrete stairs, sidewalk, and front of house, and refinished/repainted metal outdoor railings. Very pleased!!

Randy F.
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Kraftwerks repaired our standing seam tin roof and rebuilt and restored the slate roof on our 1840s spring house. They did a great job! The work was done in a timely fashion and the site thoroughly cleaned up once the project was finished. We highly recommend Kraftwerks!

Annapolis Metal Works
5.0
from 1 review
  • 3 years in business
Dave B.
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Great work

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We offer full-service welding and metal fabrication. We do TIG, MIG and stick welding in shop and mobile service. We are specializing in stainless and aluminum welding and fabrication.

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I'm a custom cutlery, blacksmith and metal worker. I mostly work in high-art, custom-usable knives, including Damascus and Wootz steels.

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I can custom build mantles and install custom moulding. I can repair any wood work. I can build and install cabinets. I stick and mig weld black or red steel. Weld fences, gates , BBQ pits, toolboxes, bumpers etc.

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Based in Baltimore County, I work in surrounding counties around Baltimore. I started in high school, hauling scrap metal then started hauling bulk. That is what I do 7 days a week now. I take down old pools, sheds, etc.

  • 42 years in business
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Creative Metal Design is specializing in the following: * Custom business signage * Custom handmade metalwork for interior or exterior: gates, railings, window grills, balconies and other architectural fabrications * Metal furniture: beds, table bases, chairs, plant holders, etc. * Metal art: have your design fabricated or choose from an array of one-of-a-kind metal sculptures In an age when mass production is the norm and the average product life is 3-5 years, there is a craftsman whose work is built to last a lifetime. Pete Markey, owner of Creative Metal Design, is an artist who creates on a canvas of iron. Using the hammer in place of the brush, he paints three-dimensional works of art that are functional as well as beautiful. Pete is a graduate of Turley Forge in Santa Fe, New Mexico, where he mastered the time-honored, traditional method of shaping metal with hammer and anvil. His expertise ranges from faithful reproductions to his own highly original designs, and his skill with a variety of metals enables him to express many moods and effects. He specializes in custom-built one-of-a-kind pieces, which interpret the visions of individuals who search for the truly distinctive and unique. Handcrafted from start to finish, Pete's metal designs represent a creative approach to practicality and visual pleasure. Their quality and beauty make them architectural treasures to be used and appreciated for generations.

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James Gambino offers removal of unwanted junk and yard waste. His services include clearing out of unwanted items and appliances from basements and attics.

Q & A

Answers to commonly asked questions from the experts on Thumbtack.

How does a welder work?

A welder is person who works (typically) with metal. Welding can be done with a wide variety of metals including aluminum, wrought iron, stainless steel, carbon steel and galvanized steel. A welder uses extreme heat to meld together metal pieces to repair or create metal structures. Welding is used for automotive, structural, plate, decorative, pipe, restoration and other metalwork projects. Some items that are made by welding are custom fences, metal gates, interior decorative metalwork, and safety features such as window bars or safety gates for children or pets. The average national cost for welding services ranges from $100 to $150, although pricing can be higher depending on project scale and whether the cost of the metal is included. Hourly rates for welding services can range from $65 to $125. Welders may have a minimum service fee, especially if they are performing the work at your location. Welding can be dangerous work without the proper safety equipment, so welders work with protective masks and body coverings to prevent damage to their vision or skin. Some examples of welding repairs could be $25-$30 for tacking together small items (such as patio chairs), or $35-$100 for larger repairs on metal furniture. Bigger projects, such as a baby gate to seal off the top of a staircase, could cost $550-$750. This price would include one full day of metal cutting, one full day of welding and construction, one to one and a half full days of grinding and painting, and a few hours of installation.

How many types of welding are there?

Welding is a method of fusing together two or more pieces of metal using electricity or flame. Welding is used to construct buildings, make metal sculptures, build and repair cars, make gates and furniture, and for many other practical and aesthetic uses. There are multiple types of welding. Here is an overview of the most popular methods:

  • Stick welding: Formally known as shielded metal arc welding, stick welding uses extreme heat applied at the seam of two separate metals to melt them together. A third (intermediary) metal may also be incorporated for added strength. As the metals cool, they are bonded together.
  • Metal inert gas (MIG) welding: Formally known as gas metal arc welding, MIG welding uses a tool to feed metal wire into the weld puddle while an electrical arc melts the wire, which will fuse to the base metal upon cooling.
  • Tungsten inert gas (TIG) welding: Formally referred to gas tungsten arc welding, TIG welding is a similar process MIG welding, but instead of using a tool that continuously feeds metal wire into the weld puddle, the welder must hold and manually feed the stick.
  • Gas welding: A mix of flammable gas and oxygen is used to heat metal to the melting point.
  • Forge welding: Forging metal is an ancient art that involves heating two pieces of metal until they are molten, then hammering them together.

How long is welding training?

Because there are different paths to learning to weld, there’s no single timeline for welding training. Some people attend school part-time while working their current job, while others can focus full-time on their welding training courses. People interested in learning how to weld as a hobby can also take classes from professional welders, such as at KCMA & Services in Waterloo, Indiana.

Expect to take at least two years to go from welding newbie to American Welding Society Certified Welder. A junior college Certificate of Completion welding course is two semesters full-time, or 10 units of coursework. With this certificate, students are qualified for an apprenticeship or internship, rather than a full-time entry-level job. Welding apprenticeships range from 6,000 to 8,000 hours long, equalling three to four years at 2,000 hours per year. Some junior colleges, such as Cerritos College in the Los Angeles area, offer more in-depth welding programs that lead to different welding certifications, such as arc welding and tungsten gas arc welding. These take three to four semesters to complete, so you could be qualified for an entry-level job in about two years of full-time study. Alternatively, you can prepare for employment more quickly through an intensive vocational program at a trade school. For instance, Ohio’s Lincoln Electric Company offers a comprehensive program that prepares people for a welding career in just 20 weeks and 600 hours of hands-on instruction.

Where can I take welding classes?

Your options for welding classes depend on where you live and whether you’re willing to travel. Many skilled professionals offer private or group welding classes across the U.S. Some high schools offer classes for teens, but many people learn from a private trainer or in a junior college or vocational school. Students learn basic welding, machining and fabrication processes, including using gas and arc welding equipment, and qualify for an apprenticeship or internship. Other colleges as well as vocational schools have two-year associate’s degree programs that prepare you to take the welding certification exam and seek full-time employment.

How much is welding training?

The cost of welding training depends on where you take your classes and how quickly you want to complete the program. In general, junior college welding classes are the least expensive, but may take longer; trade schools offer intensive classes that lead to certification more quickly, but are more expensive. For example, Cerritos College, a junior college in Los Angeles that offers a welding training course, charges an average of $46 per unit; most of their welding certificate programs require 19 units of coursework, so cost about $875 each to complete. Pro-Weld, an on-site welding school in Idaho, offers three different welding courses. The 36-week welder fabrication and the 24-week gas tungsten arc welding courses each cost an average of $3,300, while pipe welding costs an average of $2,500 for a 24-week session or an average of $4,500 for a 52-week session. The 20-week comprehensive program at the Lincoln Electric Company in Ohio costs an average of $9,500. Many programs require students to purchase approximately $120-$200 worth of personal welding equipment in addition to textbooks or other class material fees.

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